Jenny Mitchell at Manchester Poetry Library

  • DATE

    16 December 2021

  • TIME

    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



We were delighted to speak online with Jenny Mitchell last year to celebrate the Aryamati Poetry Prize 2021, which she won for her poem, ‘Imagining a Forest Made of Freedom’. We are now even more thrilled to welcome her in person to read from her two prize-winning collections, Her Lost Language, and her second collection Map of a Plantation. As Artist in Association at Birkbeck, University of London, she is currently writing a series of poems that challenge and re-tell the story of Jane Eyre from the perspective of a free woman of colour in the 19th century. Jenny will read from both collections and discuss this latest project.

Her second collection Map of a Plantation is winner of the International Poetry Book Awards 2021. It was chosen as a ‘Literary Find’ in the Irish Independent and a Poetry Kit Book of the Month. She has won the Ware, Folklore and Aryamati Prizes and a Bread and Roses Award, as well as several other competitions. A debut collection, Her Lost Language, is joint winner of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize and was voted One of 44 Books of 2019 (Poetry Wales).